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by Cherokee Paul McDonald

Into the Green: A Reconnaissance by Fire download ebook
ISBN:
075675982X
ISBN13:
978-0756759827
Author:
Cherokee Paul McDonald
Publisher:
Diane Pub Co (July 1, 2003)
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255 pages
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1876 kb
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Rating:
4.3

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From the front lines of Vietnam to the flash point of memory, Into the Green describes one soldier's tour of duty in the war that defined a generation.

Cherokee Paul McDonald chronicles the experiences he had while serving as an Artillery Forward Observer in Vietnam. Added to the collection June 2012. Discover ideas about Paul Mcdonald. Added to the collection June. Paul Mcdonald Gratitude.

Into the Green : A Reconnaissance by Fire. By (author) Cherokee Paul McDonald. McDonald tells his story "in the voice of memory; as a writer looking back. He wanted to capture the immediacy of war moment by moment-the tastes, the textures, the colors, smells, and emotions that have stayed with him forever.

McDonald tells his story "in the voice of memory; as a writer looking back. He wanted to capture the immediacy of war moment by moment-the tastes, the textures, the colors, smells, and emotions that have stayed with him forever

Into the Green: A Reconnaissance by Fire.

Into the Green: A Reconnaissance by Fire.

Reviews:
  • Tygrafym
First, McDonald is a great writer. He tells his story in lean prose, with military precision. There's not a wasted word, and this memoir moves at the pace of a movie. INTO THE GREEN is told in short bursts, each one as powerful as a mortar blast. McDonald glosses over nothing. He describes what it was like to be shiny and new, to kill, to survive. There are heroes in this book, but there is very little glory. Mostly, it's about men who went, did their jobs, and tried to get home. Too many never made it back. I was born in 1973, and INTO THE GREEN makes me thankful that I am too young to have gone, and makes me appreciate those who did. This book is a must-read.
  • Coiwield
As an author and a Vietnam vet I've read more than 1,200 books on the Vietnam War. I can say without doubt that Into the Green by Cherokee Paul McDonald is one of the top five. If you're looking for the details, the emotions, the terror, the fears, the humor, and the nightmares, read Into the Green. It explains why, for many, there exists a brotherhood of warriors, and for others only an empty place in their souls. Share McDonald's experience, and discover the "why's" of warfare. I hope this is not his last book.
  • Ber
I found this book heartbreaking to read. Being divorced from a Viet Nam Vet, Special Forces, I wished that I knew then what I know now. My EX could never speak about the subject. It was like watching a giant of a man come completely unglued. After reading Cherokee Paul's version, I now understand why. The disrespect that the Americans showed these men upon returning to their country is a disgrace. Although, I am from the same generation, I am proud to say that I never took part in any of the demonstrations. Getting into this book brings you closer to understanding the horror that they were faced with. I believe the writer describes the events as he actually remembers them. I would highly recommend reading this book, its what I call "Heavy" and must be read slowly to appreciate!!
  • TheMoonix
Being the "girl he left behind", I admit this is a completely biased review. I remember many of the peripheral events Paul describes in this book, but I never knew that my mother wrote him a Dear John letter on my behalf. I have not seen Paul in over 30 years, so you can imagine my surprise when I learned he stood at the top of a mountain and yelled out his pain to the Vietnam skies. (Even though I rated right up there with the Opan Cadet and the ex-girlfriend). He was my first true love and I will always remember him well.
  • Vozilkree
This looks like a book for a military reader because in fact it is a Vietnam memoir. However, after the first few pages it becomes clear that this book can be enjoyed and appreciated by any reader. It is a coming of age story - literary & profain, unapologetic and insightful. As a wife, mother and daughter - this book captured me and took me places I could never have imagined. The authors words are so real that you become totally consumed by his experiences. I highly recommend this book.
  • Malaunitly
A beautifully written book ... however. Mr. McDonald does a disservice to the book when he states that all these events he either experienced, witnessed, or knew the individuals involved. It would have been better if he had stated that he listened to veterans tell their war stories over the past thirty years, put his own spin on them and then recorded them as fiction based on fact. He does, in fact, write something close to that but a more precise disclaimer would have been welcome. Still a good read with wonderful insights of a generation of young men that serviced with pride and honor.
  • Owomed
vibrates with truth... I felt almost singed by the time I had finished. If you want to read a war book, this is one of the great ones, but a word of warning: not for the faint of heart.
If you served in Vietnam, read this book. If you were not there, be thankful, and read this book. Cherokee Paul McDonald brought back feelings, smells and sensations that have been lost to me for over thirty years. This is a very powerful book.